I have an application that sends TCP data to a server. My server is made to intentionally drop the packets sent by the application, and as a result the client retransmits the packets. I need to prevent the client from retransmitting them. Is there any setting that I can do on the client to prevent retransmits. Maybe some iptables rule? Or with some
I understand that TCP inherently has to retransmit packets, but I actually need to test out a functionality on my server, where I have to observe how the server behaves when it drops a TCP packet and it does not get retransmitted. So I cannot use UDP here.
The client is able to complete the TCP handshake, and only the packets sent after that are dropped, for which the retransmission is happening. This is the retransmission that I need to prevent.
I am using Fedora :
[root@test sipp.svn]# uname -r 22.214.171.124-42.fc8 [root@test sipp.svn]#